Everton ease into Europa play-off

Rachel Hardy
August 5, 2017

However, with tension mounting and just over ten minutes to go, a long pass from Davy Klaassen found Calvert-Lewin running free down the inside right and the Under-20 World Cup victor slotted in the far corner to end the tie.

After beating Ruzomberok 2-0 on aggregate in the third qualifying round, the Toffees were seeded for Friday's draw in Nyon.

"Maybe Dominic feels a bit more comfortable as one of two strikers".

Calvert-Lewin was Everton's hero yesterday, as he scored their victor in Europa League qualifying.

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"It was a physical game and 90 minutes that the players needed".

Everton confirmed their place in today's draw for the Europa League play-off round after Calvert-Lewin stepped off the substitutes' bench and proved the difference against MFK Ruzomberok on a sultry night in Slovakia. "We are through to the next round and I'm really happy".

Replace Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only objective on the evening after the forward slotted residence when placed tidy via on goal by Davy Klaassen with 9 minutes remaining.

There were only flickers of quality from Ronald Koeman's side prior to half-time, with Wayne Rooney - on his 50th begin in all competitions for Everton - partnering Sandro Ramirez in advance. It's not easy to reach the group stages but we will do everything to get there.

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